I watched his interview while he was working in the booth so I can only take his word for it.
Maye after he lost his job he changed his mind or after he tried to run his own team.
Don't forget he sold his shares back to Penske.
Rusty Wallace said it himself, watching Dale die was his wake up call and he knew it was his time to walk away. However he also admitted he was gun shy before this event, it was just the icing on the cake.
So were most of the cars I had as a young driver. You don't have to take my post seriously word for word just try and get the drift of what I am saying.
Sometimes I go back and read what I wrote and ask myself what are you saying.
Then I walk away and don't let it bother me.
Racing at its peak in Nascar had the same HP and none complained back then. You can't just keep improving grip and then add more HP. The best way is to make the car very hard to drive and then 550 HP would be quite enough.
Take an old 50's Rambler for a drive and you will see for yourself...
He wasn't entirely without radio communication, just very poor reception and the field was not in danger because of it. I certainly wouldn't want to see a driver penalized for this.
Heck we have seen a poor call by a spotter go bad so no call could be better.
A very good team would have a number...